SKILLMAN, N.J. (August 13, 2008) - The ITA announced today that Casey Angle, a staff member since 1997, will be leaving the association at the end of this month to pursue a career opportunity outside of the tennis industry.
Angle most recently held the post of Director of Championships and Communications for the association. In addition to coordinating national publicity efforts for the ITA, he also oversaw and managed the ITA's regional and national championship events, rankings program and rules related issues.
"Casey Angle has been a superstar for the ITA," said David Benjamin, Executive Director of the ITA, adding, "We are all sad to see him leave and college tennis will greatly miss him, but at the same time, I know that all of our coaches wish Casey great success in his new career."
"It has been a wonderful 11 years at the ITA and I leave with nothing but great memories," says Angle, who will be leaving to work at SEI Investments in Oaks, Pa. "I am sad to leave, but also excited to start a new chapter in my life."
In addition, the ITA has announced a number of key staff changes for the upcoming 2008-09 season, including the promotion of Angel Prinos to the position of Associate Director, overseeing ITA Operations and Marketing, as well as the appointment of several new and talented individuals to key staff positions, including:
Jason Berney joins the ITA from the Big 12 Conference where he was the Will Hancock Communications Assistant. He received his Master's degree in Sport Management from Baylor University and Bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma in Advertising. While at the Big 12 he worked in the communications department serving as primary contact for tennis as well as baseball, cross country, gymnastics and indoor and outdoor track and field while assisting as secondary contact for football and men's and women's basketball. His primary responsibilities with the ITA will be in website management, media relations and rankings.
Jennifer Evans joins the ITA from the Cocoa Expo Sports Center in Florida where she worked as an Athletic Department Assistant. She has a Masters in Business Administration from High Point University where she also made two appearances in the NCAA soccer tournament as a member of HPU's soccer team. Jennifer will be working primarily in tournament management, rankings and rules.
Tapiwa Marobela will be serving as an intern for the ITA this 2008-09 academic year. Tapiwa was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Florida State University where she helped the Seminoles to top 20 national rankings each of the past two seasons. This past year she interned at the ISP Seminole Sports Network and a celebrity golf invitational, bowling challenge in Orlando, Fla., benefiting relief for Darfur. She will be responsible for supporting a variety of ITA programs, including awards, tournament management and rankings.
Long-time ITA staffer Michael Sing will also be moving to a full-time position this month. Michael's primary responsibilities include IT services and support with the website, tournament management, awards and rankings.
Casey Snedecor, ITA media manager, and intern Justin Cohen will also both be leaving the ITA this summer. Snedecor will be working in the Columbia University athletic media relations office.